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Los Angeles correspondent: Anthony E. Anderson
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Editor's Choice

Rebecca Kyler Downs: Love Me Like Candy ;   Produced by Christopher Brady and Rebecca Kyler Downs   No catalogue number; Running time:48.32 ; ***** 5 GSD

Editor's Recommendation

Music of Charles Williams: Light Music for Films, Radio, TV: ;   Barry Wordsworth conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra   Available on White Line ASV CD WHL2151; Running Time: 75.01 ; ***** 5 IL

Bernard Herrmann: The CBS Years Vol.2: American Gothic ;   Original mono recordings from 1944-58   Available on Prometheus PCD 153; Running time: 69.22 ; **** 4 GSD

Compilation: Jazz in Film ;   performed by The National Youth Jazz Orchestra; Directed by Bill Ashton   Available on Silva Screen FILMCD 371 (released February 2004); Running Time: 72.28 ; ****(*) 41/2 IL ; ****(*) 41/2 GSD

Other

Barry Gray: Captain Scarlet ;   Available on Silva Screen Records FILMCD 607; Running Time: 78.50 ; ****(*) 41/2 MH

Bernard Herrmann: The CBS Years Vol.1: The Westerns ; Have Gun Will Travel Pilot: "Three Bells to Perdition"; Western Suite; Gunsmoke: "The Tall Trapper"; The Indian Suite; Western Saga;   Available On: Prometheus PCD 152; Running Time: 68.1 ; ***(*) 31/2 IL

Iva Davies, Christopher Gordon & Richard Tognetti: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World ;   Available on Decca Records (475 398-2) Running Time: 59:37 ; *** 3 JW ; *** 3 MH

Christopher Lennertz: Medal of Honor Rising Sun ;   The composer conducting the Hollywood Studio Symphony   Promotional release only no catalogue number; Total Playing Time: 61 '00 ; *** 3 GSD

John Ottman: Point of Origin ;   Available on La-La Land Records LLLCD 1011; Running Time: 30.23 ; ***(*) 31/2 MHG

Christopher Young: Runaway Jury ;   Available on Varèse Sarabande VSD 302 066 524 2; Running Time: 59.28 ; ***(*) 31/2 MH

Steve Jablonsky: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre ;   Available on La-La Land Records LLLCD 1009; Running Time: 50.25 ; **(*) 21/2 MH

DVD Reviews

DVD: Alien "Quadrilogy" ;   Contains the films Alien, Aliens, Alien3, Alien Resurrection (9 DVD set)   Available from Fox Home Video 25231DVD ; ****(*) 41/2 GSD

Cole Porter: Kiss Me Kate (1948) ;   (Recorded at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London August 2002)   Available on TDK DVD DV-MCKMK; Running Time: 146 mins ; *** 3 ILK

Film Reviews

Music written and produced by Jonny Greenwood : bodysong (2002) ;   Written and Directed by Simon Pummell   Running Time: 83 minutes; BBFC Rating: 18 ; *** 3 GA

Articles

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